Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m.

Richard Higgins will present an illustrated exploration of Henry David Thoreau's deep connection to trees. They were central to his creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. Thoreau loved them personally, admired their beauty, studied how they grew, took them as spiritual companions and wrote about them as few have.

Higgins is a writer and editor in Concord, Massachusetts. His most recent book, Thoreau and the Language of Trees, was published in April by the University of California Press. A former longtime staff writer for the Boston Globe, Higgins’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, and Smithsonian.

Sponsored by the Freedon's Way National Heritage Area and the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

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